Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Monday, October 19, 2020
Saturday, October 17, 2020
Thursday, October 15, 2020
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Saturday, October 10, 2020
Thursday, October 08, 2020
Wednesday, October 07, 2020
Tuesday, October 06, 2020
Sunday, October 04, 2020
Monday, September 28, 2020
Thursday, September 17, 2020
Tuesday, September 08, 2020
Sunday, September 06, 2020
Captain (Stewart Cruickshank) Crunch - Donut or Meringue?
September 6th 2020 (Contains Justified Profanity)
The Zantees Lost Highway (intro) (Bomp)
Lord Stornoway and David Shrigley Don’t Worry (BQ Berlin)
Hoodoo Gurus Hung out To Dry (Big Time)
Wreckless Eric and Amy Rigby Vote That Fucker Out (Southern Domestic)
Scott The Hoople Nobody Really Cares If You Go To The Party (Bandcamp)
Ben Vaughn Wayne Fontana Was Wrong (MM)
Laura Cantrell Do You Ever Think Of Me? (Shoeshine/Diesel Only)
Nicole Atkins These Old Roses (Single Lock)
Missing Bees Smell Like Robots (Low Impact)
The Nomads I Can’t Wait Forever (Universal)
The Dahlmanns Forever My Baby (NBT/Pop Detective)
The Dictators Stay With Me (Unreleased Demo Version) You'll likely need to crank the volume on this compared to the other songs during this 'broadcast'.
Craig W Bell 2101 (Gustav via Bandcamp)
Mowgli and the Donuts Peking Blues (Clock Chimes)
Jerry Joseph with Drive-By Truckers Sugar Smacks (Decor)
Whistlestop Rock Queen of the Drive-In (Bandcamp)
Kid Gulliver I Wanna Be A Pop Star (Bandcamp)
The Yum Yums The Kind Of Girl (Screaming Apple /House of Rock/Rum Bar/Surfin Ki)
The Continental Quilts Can’t Kill Rock n’ Roll (Reduced To Clear)
Los AssDraggers What About The Fucking Martians (Family Spree)
Moron-o-Phonics Unsophisticated Boom Boom (Reduced To Clear)
Annika Norlin Joining A Cult (Secretly Canadian)
Amy Allison Dream About Tomorrow (Amy Allison Music)
The Lonely Boys I Wanna Be With You (Parlophone)
Porretas Pongamos Que Hablo De Madrid (Edel)
The Zantees Lost Highway (outro) (Bomp)
Saturday, September 05, 2020
The trailer for “The Center Of Nowhere” was a fairly emotional watch for me so I had some trepidation about the full length documentary. This excellent film about the “buckle on the Bible Belt” that is Springfield , Missouri is a triumph for all concerned being that it celebrates its subject without being an infomercial that looks like it should be on VH1. It’s a rich delving into this little known melting pot that enjoys a real deep and wide talent pool. I don’t want to ruin it for anybody and the real focus of all this is Lou Whitney and what his presence brought to the town.
It’s unlikely that anyone that visits this parish is not aware of his importance. If you are then it’s even more important that you watch this. Lou not only gets his justified due. This also gave me a chance to spend some (remote) time with some very dear friends. Dave Hoekstra has made what plays out as a love letter to this wonderful location. The story about Lou that Mike “Supe” Granda tells of the last show he played reduced me to rubble. That’s not to say that I didn’t get something in my eye at several other junctures. Bobby Lloyd Hicks is here too and if you were ever lucky enough to spend time in his company then you’ll know what I’m talking about.
We’re talking about guys that made a difference. There are plenty that are still around in there too to provide examples of why everybody should be aware of the pride of the “Show Me” state. And yes, I’ve been there, so I have first-hand experience. Joe Terry rightly suggests that he and his fellow Skeletons was a crew of Wrecking Crew/Muscle Shoals proportions in the film. The man is not wrong.
Andy Shernoff, Scott Kempner, Eric Ambel, Donnie (D. Clinton) Thompson and Jonathan Richman are just some of the folks that pitch in.
Tuesday, September 01, 2020
Friday, August 28, 2020
As the nights are (fair) drawing in and staying in looks like becoming the new going out, you’ll be looking for something to keep you away from the telly.
Why not dig into this doorstep sized digest of photos, ticket stubs and flyers posters that cover 16 years of shows and venues in Scotland. It was printed up here too by MLG in Glasgow. At 560+ pages, the scrapbook-type tome is presented in town/city alphabetical order and I’d be surprised if at least one of your favourite acts wasn’t lurking in there as they 'developed'.
Click on the image for details of how to get it, I don’t think this one will be able via the evil empire. You might consider the price hefty but once you see it then you’ll get the picture(s).
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Monday, August 24, 2020
Sunday, July 26, 2020
Sunday, July 19, 2020
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Monday, July 13, 2020
Sunday, July 12, 2020
July 12th 2020
Thursday, July 09, 2020
Monday, July 06, 2020
Friday, July 03, 2020
Wednesday, July 01, 2020
Sunday, June 28, 2020
It's time to hear those records play!
Hard to fathom that it’s been 7 years since the previous Yum Yums record but you know what they say about time flying. As an antidote to these times, this sonic vaccine will be available right around now and a quarter of a century later, Morten Henriksen has gone full ChinniChap and even manages to twin Moss Rock City with Bellshill here and there.
“She’s Got Everything” is the best Teenage Fanclub song that Norman (Blake) never wrote. An upbeat shindig that'll fasten a dirty big grin across the coupon of all that come into contact with it. "Coupon" is a Scots expression for face.
Available on vinyl from Screaming Apple (act now because those will vanish fast) CD version is coming via Rum Bar (USA), Waterslide (Japan) and House of Rock (Europe). If it's a download you're after then Rum Bar and Waterslide.
It's typical that their first UK show ever has had to be postponed however, the 2020 edition of Pump It Up! will be rescheduled as soon as direction to how that can happen becomes available. Ditto for a celebration in the wee Norwegian idyll where it all began. Meanwhile, you’ll have FTATP so you can work up your moves ahead of time. See you ‘doon the front’ when this distancing malarkey is abolished, ideally in the company of Ms Gry Hartvigsen.
Saturday, June 27, 2020
Thursday, June 25, 2020
Saturday, June 20, 2020
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Sunday, June 14, 2020
Saturday, June 06, 2020
Friday, June 05, 2020
Thursday, June 04, 2020
He really loved the group. Serge was Rue '66's biggest fan.
Wednesday, June 03, 2020
Monday, June 01, 2020
Sunday, May 31, 2020
Apologies for the poor continuity at 9.49, 41.04 and a couple of other places, I did try to fix it but was just making things worse so I stopped. Sometimes it’s the only way to go. The music is all that matters.